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By Grant Gordon | May 22, 2009
Third-place Pacific League finishes and wild-card postseason games are certainly something the Crescenta Valley High baseball team is not accustomed to. And, while the Falcons might have struggled by program standards this season, on Tuesday, they did, in fact, prove they still belong in the postseason. Behind a steady stream of contributions from all over the diamond, Crescenta Valley held off host Righetti for a 5-4 victory in a CIF Southern Section Division II wild-card game.
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By Charles Rich | February 14, 2008
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE ? In a nutshell, the Glendale High boys? basketball team went cold at the worst possible time. Glendale Coach Steve Snodgress might have summed it up best after the Nitros saw their season conclude Wednesday night with a 68-56 loss to visiting Troy in a CIF Southern Section Division II-AA wild-card game. ?We jumped into the elevator, and then hit the down button,? said Snodgress, whose team surrendered 31 fourth-quarter points. ?It was our worst quarter played in a long time.
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By Grant Gordon | February 16, 2010
OXNARD — Facing a foe that was a defending champion disguised as a wild-card entry, when Glendale High’s boys’ soccer team left Rio Mesa High on Tuesday afternoon, in many ways history had repeated itself from a season prior. “We just got a repeat of the same thing last year. …They’re a really good team,” said Nitros Coach Tulio Marroquin of Rio Mesa. “I think our league is good, but it’s not the way it is up here. “They took advantage of every opportunity.
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By Gabriel Rizk | February 15, 2007
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — For the Flintridge Prep girls' soccer team, Wednesday's match was worthy of its wild-card billing — until the very end, it was anyone's game for the taking. The Rebels scored a come-from-behind, 2-1, overtime victory in their CIF Southern Section Division III wild-card game against Righetti, and will play at Santa Monica, the Ocean League champion, in the first round of the playoffs on Friday. Sophomore midfielder Michelle Bigony poked in the game-winning goal on the carom of a deflected shot by teammate Lauren Von Der Ahe, with just seconds remaining in the first of two 10-minute overtime periods.
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November 8, 2006
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — Tuesday night just kept getting better and better for the Glendale Adventist Academy girls' volleyball team. After struggling to edge past visiting Apple Valley Christian in the first game, the Cougars' task at hand got easier as the match went on en route to a 25-22, 25-18, 25-15 victory in a CIF Southern Section Division V-AA wild card match at Glendale Adventist. "They got it warmed up a little as the games went along," said Cougars Coach Bianka Tulgar, whose team advanced to the first round of the playoffs on Thursday, when it will travel to face La Verne Lutheran.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | May 17, 2011
GLENDALE — When the CIF Southern Section Division II baseball playoff pairings were released, neither Hoover High Coach Joe Cotti or St. Francis' Brian Esquival was surprised to find that their teams would be headed for the road for today's wild-card round. Crescenta Valley's Phil Torres and Flintridge Prep's Buzz Cook, however, shared completely contrasting views when they found out the first-round fortunes of their second-place squads. "We're really fortunate that we're not in the wild-card mix and we're fortunate that we're at home," said Torres, whose Falcons await a wild-card winner and will host a first-round Division II game on Thursday.
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By Seth Amitin | May 22, 2009
Flintridge Sacred Heart beat Arroyo Grande today at the Glendale Sports Complex, 6-0, in the wild card round to advance to the first round of the CIF-SS Div. III playoffs. Jessica Ferri put a little extra oomph on the ball, striking out 15 in seven innings. ?This was our second time in the playoffs, the last game we lost in the first round, so we?ve definitely come farther than any other team [in FSHA softball history]. It?s something to be proud of and we want to keep doing what we?
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By Grant Gordon | May 19, 2009
GLENDALE — Long roads and wild-card uncertainty lay ahead for the trio of local ballclubs that advanced to the CIF postseason. Crescenta Valley High, which had previously won the last seven Pacific League titles, is a bit of a fish out of water, beginning its postseason journey in the wild-card round and on the road. But while the Falcons may find themselves in a unique scenario, Flintridge Prep and St. Francis are pleased just to back in the postseason. “We’re just excited to be in the playoffs,” said Rebels Coach Buzz Cook, whose team travels all the way to Kern Valley for a Southern Section Division VI wild-card contest, making a return to the postseason for the first time since 2006.
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February 12, 2008
TODAY GIRLS’ WATER POLO  Glendale at Carpinteria in CIF Southern Section Division IV first-round playoff match, 3:15 p.m.   COLLEGE SOFTBALL  Ventura College vs. Glendale Community College at Glendale Sports Complex, 2:30 p.m.   WOMEN’S TENNIS  San Diego Mesa College at Glendale Community College, 2 p.m.   WEDNESDAY ...
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May 21, 2003
Rebels fall in wild-card round, 4-2, on the road The Flintridge Prep baseball team fell, 4-2, to L.A. Windward in Tuesday's CIF Southern Section Division V wild-card game on the road. The Rebels (10-11), which finished third in the Prep League, had no answer for Windward's Steven Page. Page, who improved to 9-1 on the mound thanks to a complete-game, three-hitter, also had a three-run home run in the first inning for Windward (15-5), the third-place team from the Liberty League.
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By Nathan Cambridge, Special to the Glendale News-Press | February 18, 2014
LA CRESCENTA - As the only ranked team in the final CIF Southern Section Division III coaches' poll playing in Tuesday's wild-card round, Crescenta Valley came into play with seemingly the best credentials of any of the 20 wild-card teams, including its opponent Highland of Palmdale. PHOTOS: CV vs. Highland CIF SS Division III wild-card boys' soccer The Falcons saw their halftime lead erased by visiting Highland, but showed why they are ranked No. 10 in the division with two second-half goals, scored in quick succession, to win, 3-1, Tuesday afternoon at Osborne Field.
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From Staff Reports | February 18, 2014
From one county to another, the bus mileage is racking up this week for the Glendale High boys' soccer team thanks to a golden goal. Junior midfielder Berj Ghazarian scored the second of his two goals about five minutes into overtime to deliver the Nitros a 3-2 victory at host Vista Murrieta of Riverside County in Tuesday afternoon's wild-card round of the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs. With the victory, the Pacific League fourth-place Nitros (10-10-2), who roughly totaled 165 miles on the round trip, earned advancement into the divisional first round at Pacific Coast League champion Corona del Mar (14-3-4)
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | February 17, 2014
Flintridge Prep boys' soccer Coach AJ Yates wasn't sure what to expect after his team finished tied for third in the Prep League. On the surface, Yates figured the Rebels' body of work, which translated into winning overall and league records, would be the determining factor to earn a playoff bid. Flintridge Prep learned its fate Monday after the CIF Southern Section office unveiled the playoff pairings, with the Rebels receiving at an-large berth...
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 17, 2014
Defense of its first-ever CIF championship will officially begin Wednesday for the Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo team. The Falcons, who won the CIF Southern Section Division V title last season, will begin their quest to repeat when they host a wild-card entrant on Wednesday, while Glendale, which finished runner-up to Crescenta Valley in the Pacific League, will face familiar foe Redlands East Valley. Crescenta Valley (22-6) dominated the Pacific League, finishing with a perfect 8-0 record and enters the playoffs as the No. 3 seed.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | December 23, 2013
Though he's still a frontrunner by most accounts for NFL Coach of the Year honors, Andy Reid and his Kansas City Chiefs won't be able to add American Football Conference West Division champions to their honor roll. After racing downfield to score on its first series, Kansas City saw its offense suddenly go cold and its bid to win the AFC West championship foiled. Under first-year coach Reid, a former Glendale Community College football player from 1976-77, the Chiefs will go into the playoffs as a wild-card team following a 23-7 home defeat Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.
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By Nathan Cambridge, Special to the Glendale News-Press | November 9, 2013
ARCADIA - This girls' volleyball season, Glendale High finished fifth in the Pacific League, denying it one of the league's four automatic playoff berths, but the CIF Southern Section saw fit to award the Nitros a spot in the Division IIA playoffs as an at-large entry. So, the Nitros, armed with their first winning record of this century, went into their wild-card match at the Truman B. Stivers Center against Rio Hondo Prep and got to within one point of advancing. But the host Kares scored the last five points of the final game to escape with the victory 25-18, 22-25, 21-25, 25-20, 16-14.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | November 8, 2013
After the Glendale High girls' volleyball team recorded its first winning season since the 1990s, co-coach Jennifer Vo briefly mulled over if the program's latest body of work in the regular season would warrant possible playoff consideration. Glendale went 11-9 and 7-7 in the Pacific League for fifth place. While the top four teams from the Pacific League automatically qualify for the playoffs, Vo reviewed several key factors that she figured might work in the Nitros' favor in an effort to extend their season.
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By Emin Avakian, Special to the Glendale News-Press | November 5, 2013
LA CRESCENTA - After learning that his team's postseason opponent was going to be a familiar one, Crescenta Valley High girls' tennis Coach Sam Hyun had an idea of how the match needed to play out in order for it to go in the Falcons favor. Hyun said the Falcons would need to rely on their doubles tandems and, ideally, sweep the bracket, given opponent West Ranch's strong singles competitors. In what has become the norm this season, Crescenta Valley had a strong showing in doubles play, but not the sweep that was desired and ultimately needed, as West Ranch took seven of nine sets in the singles bracket to win, 10-8, in the CIF Southern Section Division II wild-card round match on Tuesday at Crescenta Valley.
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By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | November 5, 2013
During the final weeks of the regular season, the Glendale High girls' tennis team showed some signs of improvement. It gave veteran Glendale Coach Bob Davidson reason for optimism heading into the CIF Southern Section Division II playoffs. Davidson didn't count on the Nitros to struggle as much as they did Tuesday during a wild-card road match against Foothill. “We didn't put up much of a fight and I felt like it was as poor as we've played all year,” Davidson said after Glendale suffered a 17-1 road defeat to Foothill.
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By Charles Rich | November 4, 2013
The Crescenta Valley High girls' tennis team will open the playoffs against a familiar opponent — the same team it faced in its season opener. Only the Falcons will now look for a better result. Crescenta Valley and Glendale learned who they will face after the CIF Southern Section office unveiled its playoff pairings Monday. Crescenta Valley will meet West Ranch and Glendale will travel to Foothill to participate in Division II wild-card matches at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Falcons (9-5, 8-4 in the Pacific League for third place)
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